Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Quantum optics and quantum information

PHYS-454

Lecturer(s) :

Dupertuis Marc-André

Language:

English

Summary

Fully quantum theory of the light-matter interaction. Study of interacting quantum systems. Introduction to a few modern problems in quantum optics. Introduction to quantum information. Quantum cryptography and quantum computing.

Content

5. Fully quantum theory of the light-matter interaction, and of the laser.
Jaynes-Cummings model and spontaneous emission. Master equation for system-reservoir interaction within the Born-Markov approximation. Fully quantum theory of the laser: photon statistics and laser linewidth.
6. Introduction to many-body effects in semiconductors. Microcavities.
Semiconductor Bloch equations. Excitons. « Incoherent » relaxation terms. Correlation phenomena in atoms and quantum boxes. Microcavities, strong coupling and polaritons.
7. Mechanical effects in the light-matter interaction.
Radiation pressure. Casimir effect.

8. Introduction to quantum theory of information.

The quantum bit. Entangled states and Bell inequalities. Quantum cryptography, Quantum teleportation, Quantum simulation and quantum computers.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Assessment methods

oral (75%), presentation in a team of two of a scientific article (25%)

In the programs

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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German